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Pacific Media & Self Regulation

Pacific Regional media stakeholders under PINA (Pacific Islands News Association) have concluded in Noumea at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit that regulation of media is necessary, but where the battle is being fought is the notion of the media being self-regulated, rather than governments imposing regulation. Obviously the PINA leadership, with the secretariat in Suva, […]

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Is PINA on the right pathway?

PINA stakeholders and members found out at their recent summit in Noumea that the regional organization has been recently registered in Fiji as a limited liability company, Pacific Islands News Association Limited. Explanations as to why PINA needed to incorporate ranges from the need for the organization to become compliant with the accountability requirements of […]

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Inappropriate land-grabs in Tonga

The land tenure system in many Pacific Islands is becoming a hot political subject of debate, writes Kalafi Moala. For some Pacific Island states, land issues have reached critical points, which is why land could be the central theme of key reform debates in the next decade or so. In an article by Gemima Garrett […]

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Teena Brown Pulu, Modern Colonalism: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka

TEENA BROWN PULU Modern Colonialism: Dialogues with Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka  Abstract For this second article in a series of four stimulated by conversations about present day Tonga, Sefita Hao’uli, Kalafi Moala, and Melino Maka discuss whether there is a Tongan frame or explanation for development.  And what about concepts and practices […]

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